Monday, May 25

At the end of the day...........

I am recalling that it was just a year ago today, in the evening, when I first began to blog. If you go here you can read that first post. Blogging is one of the best things I have ever done. It was good for my soul because I needed to write after the passing of my dad and just to collect my thoughts. My mother had also been very sick just months before he passed away and for my brother, sister and me there were just lots of things to deal with. Blogging helped.
It opened doors, too, and by reading other blogs, I could peek into their world and see the creativity that abounds in this ring of quilty, crafty bloggers!! I have made such good "friends" and although, I've never actually "met" some of you, I have talked to a couple of you on the phone. It's just been a really great thing to blog and I just want to say "THANK YOU" to Blogger because it's user friendly and it's free. :-)
So, as noted above, it's the end of the day and if it's one year since I started blogging, shouldn't I be celebrating? Well, of course!! And who could I ask to help me make this a celebration?


Why, Brown Bear because he always does what I tell him to do! LOL! He is ready to help me get rolling on my One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway and because I have had so much fun blogging and meeting so many of you, I am going to really have a great giveaway!! You can see that there are eight green gift bags with pretty orange bows. They just say "summer", don't they? The minute that I saw them on clearance at Michael's I knew I had my idea for my giveaway. I started blogging in 2008 and so there will be eight gifts. The first gift bag and it's contents will be posted on Tuesday evening, May 26, the actual date of my blogging anniversary. Each day through June 2nd, I will post another gift bag and contents. You will need to leave a comment on each post in order to be entered in each drawing. That means you can have a chance to win eight prizes! Once all eight items are posted, I will take comments through June 8th. Comments will close then and it will take me a day or so to tally it all up and notify winners. I'll have more details available when the first gift bag and prizes are posted.
Before I close, I thought I would share a couple more photos of vintage linens. I am curious about the pair in this photo...........

What do you think? Were they hand towels for the bathroom or tea towels for the kitchen? The embroidery is lovely and even the addition of the red and black cotton at the hem is done very well.
Then there is this cutie that my mother gave me the last time I visited her. I know someone who will be abuzz when she sees this. I'm thinking it's cute enough to frame.

This last one is pretty worn but I love that message "cool as a cucumber". I can recall having to be "cool as a cucumber" on several occasions in my life. LOL!! This one, too, could be framed. I'll have some more vintage towels to share in my next post.
Night all,
Sandi

15 comments:

Pat said...

Love your vintage items....I'd think the Mr. and Mrs. towels would be for the bathroom, but...who knows? Can't wait for the giveaway to begin.....congratulations on racing the one-year mark. I'd say we are all the beneficiaries of you being a blogger as your creativity is a wonder to behold and you have also been so generous with the patterns you have provided! Hope your weekend with Jacob continued to be a terrific one.

Crispy said...

Congradulations Sandi!! You have one of the best blogs on the web and there is always something new to see. I truly admire your creativity and most of all your generosity.

Crispy

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Very nice vintage items :)

Happy Blog-iversary!!!

I would guess the Mr/Mrs towels are for the bathroom also...but who knows.

Sweet P said...

The cucumber towel is sooo cute! I love to read your blog. I'll be around for the drawings. Happy blogiversary!

Kaye said...

Congratulations Sandy! A blog-a-versary! Thanks for sharing with us all that you do, you are such a fun, talented,caring and creative person. In one year you have accomplished sew much and made sew many friends. I definately think the towels are for the bathroom. Anxiously waiting the start of your give-a-way

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats! Love your blog! I think the towels were used for a bathroom. I mean how else could they know which one to use :-)

Have a great day!
Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Margie said...

Sandi, I usually don't post on blogs, but just wanted to let you know that I have yours marked (in 2 places, so I don't forget) and enjoy reading it everyday, and love the snowmen patterns and want to say "Thanks" for them. I think the towels are probably for the bathroom and are very nicely done!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are always doing something wonderful. Yes Mr and Mrs for the bathroom. Love all the vintage linens.

Micki said...

I love your vintage items and enjoyed reading your post. I agree that blogging is a great way to meet wonderful people like your good self.
Micki

Winona said...

Hi Sandi, Congratulations on a one year blogging anniversary. I love reading your blog. Just thought I'd add that today is also my mom's birthday. So it is a good day. (grin) Winona

Nancy said...

Love the vintage dish towel. I am willing to bet that the Mr/Mrs towels weren't for the kitchen? LOL Men probably didn't have anything to do with the kitchen...

Happy Blogaversary...One year goes so fast doesn't it...

CieAngel said...

Sandi, The Mr. and Mrs's towels could be for a wash basin in a Honeymoon suite of a Hotel. My mom had some like that but in different colors that my Aunt made her for a Wedding/Housewarming gift. And she kept them in her bedroom on the table that had an old-fashion wash basin and picture(sp).
I also like the Cool as a Cumumber saying that would make a pretty neat wallhanging for a kitchen.
Huggs,
Cleary

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just love your vintage collection and thanks for sharing them.

knitwit said...

Hi Sandi
Congratulations on your Anniversary. I really love reading your blog.
I learned to sew, knit, and embroider from my Mother and she from her mother. There were also sewers and knitters in my father's family so feel really connected to them.
Ruth

PAM said...

Congrats to you Sandi. I admire your upbeat and interesting blog. So far, I haven't been able to set my own up, but hopefully in the near future. My girlfriend got me interested in quilting about 10 years ago. We still get together to quilt when our schedules allow. I'm looking forward to you having many more years of blogging and thank you for sharing with us.

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